All Of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Is Available On All4 From Today! To Celebrate, Some ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Facts!
Every Single Episode Of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Is Available On All4 From Today!
Get ready to step back into a 90’s classic! Channel 4 has announced every single episode of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ has been made available for your streaming enjoyment on All4 from today!
The show, which introduced us to the hormone-riddled angst-ridden teenagers of Capeside, helped launch the careers of Katie Holmes (‘Batman Begins’, ‘Ocean’s Eight’), James Van Der Beek (‘Apartment 23’, ‘CSI: Cyber’), Joshua Jackson (‘Fringe’, ‘The Affair’), and, of course, 4 times Oscar nominated, Golden Globe and Tony winner actress Michelle Williams (‘Manchester by the Sea’, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’, ‘My Week with Marilyn’.)
For those of you too young to have seen the show the first time, ‘Dawson’s Creek’ is set in the town of Capeside, and tells the story of four friends making the journey from adolescence to adulthood. Dawson Leery (Van Der Beek), Joey Potter (Holmes), and Pacey Witter (Jackson) have all been friends since they were little. When Jennifer Lindley (Williams), a mysterious girl with a troubled past, moves from New York to their small town, she joins with the other teens to make a foursome that will stay together through thick and thin.
As it’s now almost twenty years on from the original series launch, we thought it might be high-time to dredge up some of those little-known facts that the internet hadn’t told you in a while (or that you’d forgotten) in the name of a further nostalgic fan feature…
1. Joshua Jackson auditioned for Pacey originally but was made to then audition for Dawson, he eventually got the part of Pacey, despite an exec falling asleep in one of his auditions and having to go up against Jason (American Pie) Biggs.
2. Steven Spielberg had to watch the pilot episode to approve of all the movie posters on Dawson’s (I’m an obsessive Spielberg fan) bedroom wall.
3. Dawson’s series one haircut was inspired by Brad Pitt’s haircut in ‘The Devil’s Own’ and was insisted upon by the studio.
4. Before she went on to date Chris Klein (remember him?!) and marry Tom Cruise Katie Holmes actually dated Joshua Jackson in the early days of filming.
5. Meredith Monroe and Kerr Smith were 29 and 27 when they played the parts of 16-year-old twins Andie and Jack McPhee. Smith was said to have shaved twice daily in order to avoid a 5 o’clock shadow.
6. The pilot wasn’t allowed to include the word ‘masturbate’ and the series was deemed too controversial by Proctor and Gamble who pulled their sponsorship of it.
7. Of all 128 episodes, Katie Holmes was the only 4 key Creekers to appear in every single one. Dawson missed 6, Pacey 4 and Jen 10.
8. Gwen Stefani, Seth Rogan, Jack Osbourne, Chad Michael Murray, Rachel Leigh Cook, Scott (Scandal) Foley and Jayne (Glee) Lynch all guest starred in episodes across the run.
9. On April 27, 1999, the first soundtrack album of the teen drama, Songs from Dawson’s Creek, was released featuring Jessica Simpson and Sixpence None the Richer. It was 5 times Platinum, with the second follow up album also going Platinum.
10. Meredith Monroe did return to film scenes for the final but they weren’t used in the cut and went straight to DVD. Brutal!